Our event of the day is Day 12 of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis Club in London. Today’s marquee match is undoubtedly the Women’s Singles final. Serena Williams has found her way back into a Grand Slam Final only five months after returning from her maternity leave. The powerful American will face 30-year-old German, Angelique Kerber in a rematch of the 2016 Wimbledon finals. As an extra treat there is the unexpected bonus of the conclusion of the Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic Men’s singles semi-final. Djokovic leads 2 sets to 1 after the match was suspended at 11pm on Friday night. Also scheduled today is the final of the Men’s Doubles. Americans Mike Bryan and Jack Sock will look to triumph over New Zealander Michael Venus and South African Raven Klaasen. In the finals of the Women’s Doubles, Barbora Krejčíková and Kateřina Siniaková will dual with Nicole Melichar and Květa Peschke. All eyes will certainly be on the 36-year-old Serena Williams, who entered Wimbledon ranked 181st in the world. Only four tournaments into her comeback, Williams has regained her form and will be tough to beat. If she comes out victorious against Kerber today she would claim her 24th Grand Slam title. Serena made quick work of Julia Görges in Thursday’s semi-final. She beat Görges 6-2, 6-4 in a match that lasted only an hour and 10 minutes. Kerber also got through her semi-final with relative ease. She beat Latvian Jelena Ostapenko 6-3, 6-3 to advance. Kerber, who is a two-time Grand Slam winner, can avenge her 2016 loss to Williams with a win today. Will she get her revenge or will Serena continue to cement her incredible legacy? Either way, it should be another amazing day out there on the grass courts at Wimbledon.
Honourable mentions around the globe go to Day 1 of the inaugural 2018 Athletics World Cup at the London Stadium. This exciting two day track and field competition will feature elite athletes competing in all major field events and races up to 1500m. Competing for the Platinum Trophy are Great Britain and Northern Ireland, France, Germany, Poland, China, South Africa, Jamaica and the United States. In cricket, India’s Tour of England continues as they play their second ODI against England at Lord’s in London. South Africa and Sri Lanka face each other in Day 3 of their first test at the Galle International Stadium. In Manchester, a Natwest T20 Blast match between Lancashire and Derbyshire will be played at Old Trafford. The flat, sprinter-favoured Stage 8 of the Tour de France starts at Dreux and finishes in Amiens. National League Rugby action between the Bulldogs and Rabbitohs will be played at ANZ Stadium in Sydney, Australia. The Sea Eagles and Storm also clash at Lottoland in Sydney while the Raiders go to battle with the Cowboys at GIO Stadium in Canberra. MLB is on in the Bay Area as the San Francisco Giants host their cross-town rival Oakland A’s at AT&T Park. Lastly, in the FIFA World Cup, England will meet Belgium at Krestovsky Stadium in St. Petersburg as the two teams play for third place.
Whatever you’re watching, enjoy!
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